That's how many days left. Holding my breath each day. I have been so overwhelmed. I just cannot take it. difficult child may have made 3 days without being removed from some class. We had the police chase/lockdown. Broken computer, broken car on top of everyday issues with difficult child and me being sick this week. I begged him Thursday to please be good, I don't feel good and don't want to handle school issues. Nope. can't do it. Gets home and tells me he was removed from math. Now, difficult child has always done math in his head. Don't know how he does it, teachers would watch him and never asked for his work. not so this year. I voiced my concern on this in our first meeting. Math teacher said she requires them to show their work. Ok. Thursday he tells me he asked her if his work was correct. She said yes but he didn't show his work. He didn't know what she wanted, she tried to tell him, he didn't get it, continued to ask and he gets removed. I just blew up at him. Then comes the email. The part he left out was that after they were both getting frustrated teacher said all the math teachers require the same procedure...difficult child walked away and said, "they can all go jump off a bridge". So..now I have another meeting on Monday. i tried talking to him, but I get so frustrated. I just don't understand WHY! I end up saying things I don't mean. Like, because of his actions nobody in our house gets along. I would rather move away than deal with this everyday. He said they were both frustrated and he couldn't find his "cool off pass" he JUST got it. But, so did each of his teachers. They each have a big note (I saw it) and IEP states when teacher/student feels anxiety/frustration levels rising he is to use his cool off pass. Didn't and he blurts that out. He was wrong. I tried talking to him before school and he just stares at me like I am nuts. I have to ask him to answer. And his answer is always the same. "I don't know". I told him he was to go for the extra help session Friday after school. (Tuesday before school, Friday's after school). I told him there he can find out how she wants it done. He called about an hour after school starts to ask me if he can use the computer for an essay question.(IEP states he can use computer for any "free form" writing assignment) So, I tell him that. Told him to go find the spec. ed. teacher to have that question answered. Comes home after the extra help session. Excited. Said he didn't get in any trouble and he really felt good about himself. Nobody on his back telling him to shut up. Did the essay question on the computer as well as a science assignment. Learned how to do his math the correct way and finished that in the extra help session. Ok. Still have a meeting on Monday. Also, this was ONE day. I guess I have to go one at a time. Just cannot handle all of this. Been an eventful week. Not in the good way. He does excellent poems and story writing. But chooses to do most assignments at home because he is afraid others will make fun of him. He told me he has so many thoughts and idea's racing through his head he can't write fast enough so the computer really helps. One Plus here...he used the computer at school on Friday. I asked him if anyone said anything to him. He said yea, they asked why he gets to. he replied, "because I am special". Not looking forward to meeting on Monday!